ERIC Number: ED319344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Commitment to Access: Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance Provided Directly by Independent Colleges and Universities.
National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
A survey of 481 independent colleges and universities in the United States was conducted to gather data on institutionally provided aid from 1970-71 through 1987-88. The study focused on financial assistance to undergraduates only and excludes data from independent 2-year colleges. Findings are organized into the following categories: levels of institutionally provided student financial assistance, forms of student financial assistance, impact on institutional budgets, and sources of revenue for student aid. The findings revealed that institutionally provided aid to undergraduates at independent colleges and universities increased by 488% between 1970-71 and 1987-88 (102% after adjusting for inflation); the average amount of institutional aid provided by each independent college and university was $2.832 million in 1987-88; 59% of all undergraduates received some form of institutionally provided aid in 1987-88. Appendices include tables by type of institution, description of the research methodology, a list of institutional respondents, and the questionnaire. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Scholarship Funds, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Tuition Grants, Undergraduate Students
National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, Suite 750, 122 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20001-2190 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.